Interview with a Medium

June 4, 2012

Psychic readings? Mediumship? Life after death? Spirits? If you’ve ever had questions about such things, listen up.

Denise Lescano is a gifted spirit medium and psychic who lives in south Florida. Author of The Messenger, Denise is also a medical intuitive, energy healer, and certified Reiki Master. A while back, she did an interview for the Medium Channel that I thought was very instructive in a lot of ways. When I asked Denise if I could reproduce it on my blog, she readily agreed. The transcript of that entire event is reproduced below. Thanks Denise.

Oh, by the way, Denise also works directly with law enforcement, private detectives, attorneys and families on investigation and criminal cases. Enjoy.

 MC: Do you remember the first time you had a valid psychic experience?  Can you tell me about it?
DL: My first experiences were in my dreams as a  young girl, before I had learned to “tune in to my abilities”.  I remember, to this day several very vivid dreams about current and future events.  I also had many, as my family referred to them, “imaginary” friends as young as 5 years old, that I now realize were spirit friends.  I actually preferred playing with my spirit friends more than my people friends which worried my family a bit.  As a young child, I also remember just “knowing”  things about people and events.  When I would tell my family about what I  “knew” they would normally get rather upset by it and tell me their was no way I could know that and that I should not say such things!  I had a reputation at home and in school as quite a precocious child because of that ability.   I learned very early on that it made the people around me very  uncomfortable!

MC: In  regards to psychic abilities, is it always a guide or angel passing  information, or do you have abilities of your own which are independent  of your guides?

DL: Yes.  I have the ability, as a Medium, to tune in to the  energy (aura) of people in spirit form, and will receive info from my  spirit guides & helpers, as well as, the guides and loved ones of the person  that I am reading for.  As  a psychic, I also have the ability to tune in to the energy (aura) of the  person I am reading for and gather information about that person “psychically”  through their energy field.  The medical information that I receive about  a  clients health, many times I am receiving by tuning  in” psychically”.

MC: What is the difference between a  psychic and a medium?

DL: All Mediums are Psychics…it is just that not all Psychics are Mediums.  In the same way that all Surgeons are Doctors but not all Doctors  will go on to be Surgeons.  A Medium is a specialist, so to speak.  A  Psychic tunes into the “aura” or “energy field” of the person that they are  reading for to gather information, while a Medium can also do  this…
A Medium is also able to tune into the energy field of a  person no longer in the physical body.  This is because once the physical  body drops away, the energy is much more subtle and of a much higher frequency  than the physical world.

I am actually able to connect with both “spirits crossed  over” and spirits still “Earthbound” or typically called Ghosts.  In most  cases, a Medium can usually only connect with those who have crossed  over.  A true Medium should be ble to communicate with your friends and  loved ones who are crossed over and deliver to you very specific and  detailed information from and about your loved ones and their lives,  who are now crossed over.

MC: Does  everyone have guides, how do you recommend people get in touch with  them.

DL: Yes, everyone has guides whether they are aware  of them or not.  Some people/books will tell you that their is a  certain number of guides for each person, in my experience I do not find  that their is one set number of guides for everyone.  I know that everyone has one “Life Guide” who  is with us from birth to death.  This soul is responsible for keeping  us on task in this incarnation and in accord with our souls purpose and  learning.  Loved ones who cross over will also become  guides and guardians to us to some extent.  Then we have a multitude of other guides  (different amount for everyone), who come and go at very specific points of our  life, to help us with very specific things we are doing or  learning.

The most important thing in connecting with your  guides is to learn techniques to become more “receptive to them” like doing  regular meditation and intuitive development work.  I always encourage  people to start a dialogue with our guide.  Talk to them regularly in  meditation or prayer..even if you cannot yet hear them.  Keep talking,  because they here you in thought and in words.  Ask for their help and  guidance and be open to receive it. Sooner or later with patience, practice and  persistence you will become aware of them.  Some people may “see” them  while others will “hear” them in thought, or maybe just “sense their  presence”.  Be open to receive them in what ever way they express themselves to you. It is not necessary to “see” them to know them and that they  are there.

MC: Why do you do this work?  What motivates  you?

DL: I was initially, a very “reluctant” psychic and  medium.  I had no desire to be either, especially as a profession.   Although I was very open to my abilities and used them regularly, I had no  desire to share them openly with others or make a career out of it.  I came  from a family of origin that was not accepting or encouraging of my talents, so  unfortunately I learned very young to hide them and keep them to myself.  I  was afraid that people would think I was crazy or even worse a fraud.  I  found ways to get messages through to people “undercover” in more subtle ways  then coming right out and saying how I knew the things that I  knew.

I would often read for my friends and  by word of mouth.  However, I became increasingly aware over the years how  special, unusual and important these gifts were for helping others.  I had  a very specific event that occurred in my life when a friends son was murdered,  that changed my mind and set me on this course. It is a tremendous responsibility and sometimes  can be overwhelming in many ways.  It is not a path to be taken lightly or  with out serious consideration of the commitment and life “in service” it  requires.  I am motivated now by all of the people and spirits who’s lives  this work has touched in profound waves and who’s lives have touched mine.  I feel honored to have shared their experiences and be a voice for the  spirit world.  At this point, I feel, how could I not do  this??

MC:  Do you believe that criminals will some  day be prosecuted based on information given by psychics or  mediums?

DL: No, I do not, nor do I think they ever should  be.  Why?  For several reasons.  First off, we can all makes  mistakes, we are merely human, even the best of us.  Second, unfortunately  their are some people claiming to be psychics and mediums who are not, their are  frauds.  Also, as in any other profession, we all also have varying  degrees of psychic talent and ability.

I have worked on many missing persons, unsolved  homicides and accidental death cases extensively over the past  4 years.  What I am hired to do, and the best that I can do, is to  provide unknown information, validation and point detectives in the right  direction…. to find the evidence they need to support prosecution.  I  believe any prosecution must be based on evidence. A Psychic is just a tool, a  very valuable tool,  to help detectives find what they are looking for  and need.

MC:  Besides giving psychic readings, what other work do you do in  this area like seminars, radio, teaching?

DL: I do extensive work with non-profit  groups.  I read for Grief Support Groups who have lost loved ones by sudden  death, accidental death, homicide, suicide and overdoses.  Being a medical  intuitive, I also read for Alcoholics Anonymous and Over Eaters antonymous  Groups, for the purpose of giving the members insight in to their particular  addiction issues and how to proceed to over come them.  All of this work is  done with group counselors present, so that
any information can be validated and  assimilated in to the healing and recovery process of the  member.

I also teach classes and seminars on intuitive  development, personal growth and the spirit side of life all over the  country.  I have co- hosted a radio show “The Spirit Side of  Life” and am currently co-producing a TV Show which
we hope will air in  2009.  I have a DVD out with another medium, write a weekly Blog and am  working on a book.

MC:  Some psychics give predictions, some don’t.  How do  you feel about predictions, and why do you or do you not do them for  people?

DL:  Some of my clients are not  particularly interested in communicating with spirits but are wanting clarity  and insight into their lives here in the physical plane.  I am able to do  this and yes, to look into the future.  There is also much misunderstanding  about “predicting the future”  People always want to know “What is going to  happen” regarding some particular thing in their life.  First of all NO  Psychic, including myself,  can for see your future 100%
set in stone with  100% accuracy…if they say that they can they are not telling you the truth or do  not understand their own abilities.  What we see are;  probabilities,  possibilities and pathways into your future; opportunities and  obstacles, based on where you are at that particular moment of your life at  the time of the reading, the choices available to you, and sometimes the  decisions you or some one else are most likely to make.  In my work, I  may see
pathways that stand out very strongly to me and are most likely to  manifest, and I am told that I am very accurate, however, every one of us always  has free will, as do the other players in our lives, and can change  everything in
an instant. There is always an unpredictable element a “Wild  Card”.

Remember that you are writing your future every moment with your  thoughts and actions…you can change direction at any time.  Your life is  the result of a series of choices presented to you, and the decisions that you  make based on those choices.  My work is to provide insight in to those  choices that arise through the opportunities and obstacles presented to  you…but the choice MUST be, and always is your to make.

MC:  Have you ever been watching the news about a crime or case  and known information that could break the case?  Would you call  authorities?  If not why not?

DL:  Yes, occasionally I have. No, I do not call the  authorities.  Contrary to what we see on TV, unfortunately my personal  experience has been, that the vast majority of law enforcement is not open  or enthusiastic to working with psychics and mediums.

I have had many families over the years hire me  to work on a missing person or unsolved criminal case, because the police have  nothing and they are at a dead end.    In all of these cases I was  able to bring through previously
unknown information and validation.  I  have been able to fill in many missing pieces, verifiable pieces of information  such as; where bodies were discarded right down to street names. make/model  and color of cars involved etc.   It is
sad and discouraging to  find  that in most cases when the recording of the reading was offered to  police it was not taken seriously or even considered at all!  I work with  several agencies now who take referrals directly form law
enforcement  and I have been told by my own contacts in law enforcement that they cannot  endorse or comment on my work openly.  If I am contacted by a detective  directly, they are not able to even say they are working with me….it
has to  all be done very discretely.  I am hopeful that will change in  the future as more and more of us do very credible work.

MC:  Life after death…..  can you give me  your interpretation of what it is like?

“Death is not the end of life..but merely a  part of life”.  There are two great books that I recommend to people who  ask this question, that explain life on the spirit side very well.  In my  experience with the spirit world, and what the spirit world tells me about it,  these books depict very accurately what life is like  there. Journey of Souls and Destiny of  Souls, by Michael Newton PhD.

In short…It is in many ways a different  experience for all souls, I will give you are very brief glimpse.  I can tell you that I know…it is what ever we imagine or want it to be. You can live in the Mountains or at the beach, for example.   We will be met by and reunited with all  of our loved ones and pets there.  We have work that we all do  there.  All work is based on helping others grow and learn in some  way.  We can create or have what ever we desire by thought.  We go to school there and continue to grow and learn.  We plan our next life experience there based on the lessons that we still need to learn.

There are many different spiritual “levels” or “neighborhoods”- Where we reside  is based on our spiritual awareness, as well as, our likes and dislikes.    Just as we live in different parts of the world and neighborhoods here, so do we  there.  People of ALL religious faiths and beliefs go there, even  atheists.  You do not need to believe in God or life after death to go  there…all you have to do is die!

There is God…but God does not  exist in the limited and linear way that we imagine him to be while we are here  in human form.  God is much more expansive than what we are able to imagine  while here in the physical world. God is
Love.  The more you live your life  in the energy of love, the closer you are to God.   Where you end up  on the spirit side, what neighborhood and with which other souls you live,  depends on how you live your life here.  It has nothing to do with  prestige, power, success, money, race or religion.  Where you end up and  with who, depends on your spiritual awareness, how you treat others, your  priorities…how you “lived your life”.  Did you live your life in love and  compassion or anger, judgment and manipulation??

There is absolutely NO judgment, prejudice,  hate, anger, illness, punishment or fear in the spirit world. There IS  ONLY unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness for  everyone.

MC:  Do you prefer doing phone readings or in-person psychic readings, and why?

DL:  I do both, but I definitely prefer to read by phone.  It is easier to tune in to pure energy over the phone.  Some people can be more defensive and guarded when in person.  People tend to be  more comfortable over the phone, which
makes them more open and easier to  read.

MC:  Do you have any advice for people who have the gift of sight, but don’t  understand what is happening to them?

DL:  Most importantly do not be afraid.  Fear or misunderstanding of your own abilities can create a lot of problems, as well as,  shut down the ability.  Take some intuitive development classes from some  one reputable, or read some books ( I have some recommendations on my web site)  and learn about your abilities.  EVERYONE is born with these abilities to some extent.  They are as natural to us as all the other  senses.  Unfortunately Western Culture and religion
have demonized them out  of ignorance and a desire to control and have created fear about  them.

People always tell me that I have “a gift”, that they usually believe is from god.  I am a bit uncomfortable with that, as it implies that I am somehow “ a chosen one” or somehow elevated  above, or different from other people.  I prefer to say  that  “I don’t have ‘a gift’, but rather I am the lucky one who gets to deliver… “The  Gift’”.  “The Gift” is a message or a “last word” from your loved ones and  the spirit realm and is a small miracle here on earth and a brief glimpse into  the heavens.   I do believe that I am probably “ gifted” in  the amount of natural ability that I have, but I have also worked
very hard,  over many years, developing and fine tuning my abilities and talent as  any professional would. I would also say that everyone possesses the same  intuitive abilities that I do to some degree.

Every one of us has this  innate ability.  Many times we call it a “hunch” or “gut feeling” for example. Intuitive Sense is absolutely no different than the other physical  senses, talents and abilities that we all posses.   Take a Musical talent for example; you may be born with absolutely no musical  ability what so ever, but take some piano classes and you can learn to play  basic music.  You probably will not go on to be a professional musician,  but that is not the point.  On the other hand, you may be born with a lot  of natural musical ability, so you decide to train and practice and fine tune  your craft and you go on to become a professional  musician.

MC:  Can you explain the difference between earth-bound spirits and  spirits who have crossed over?

DL:  “Earthbound  Spirits” are spirits that may be seen or felt, and are still residing  on the physical plane. They are a complicated subject.   A “haunting” – as defined by  Webster’s; ‘reoccurring visits from a ghost or spirit’.  These are not usually the spirits that I am communicating with in a Reading with your loved ones, the majority of spirits I communicate with in a reading have already crossed over.    In understanding earthbound spirits, it helps to remember that spirits  who inhabit earthbound locations are basically “unstable people” who have left  their physical body and are now in “spirit” form.  In my experience, these spirits are  never “evil”, but more than likely are
confused  and existing in a state of mental,  emotional and/or spiritual imbalance, and as was usually the case, also while  they were here in their physical life.  In my extensive experience as a professional Medium working with
families  who have lost loved ones by murder, suicide, domestic violence and accidental  overdoses, I have encountered a lot of unstable and distraught spirits.

Many of these “earthbound” spirits are  existing in a state of fear and misunderstanding.  They can be afraid to cross over in to  the spirit realms for fear of judgment or that they will go to “hell”  especially, if they have taken actions in their physical life that resulted in  hurting others or even suicide, for example.  Many of these spirits have left  unfinished business with the living who they are often times desperate to  communicate with and get through too.  In their sometimes desperate attempts to connect with us, they may be  mistakenly perceived as malevolent but in my experience have no ill will or  intention to scare us. Let me be clear, that seeing a loved  one around you does not necessarily mean that they are earthbound.  A loved one, who has crossed over in to  the spirit realm, can “visit” us at any time.  The majority of spirits that I  communicate with in a “Reading” have already crossed over in to  the spirit
realms.  I would estimate  a very small amount, of maybe 3%, are actually in an earthbound state, which  many times is only temporary.

Some spirits will remain earthbound for a short  period of time after leaving the body, before crossing over to the spirit  realms.  Some spirits will cross  over immediately after leaving the physical body.  There are also many places, widely known  to be “haunted” which are frequented by rather friendly and harmless spirits, as  well, who may hang around for many years.

When people speak of a “Haunting”,  they are most commonly referring to malevolent spirits of a very low vibrational  energy and spiritual awareness.  These spirit experiences are many times random in the fact that the  spirits have
no personal connection to the people that they are “haunting”.  These types of spirits may have a distinctly dark, negative or ominous “feeling”  when they are around.  **It  is important to know that these types of spirit experiences are very rare and  not as common as we or Hollywood would like to  believe.  Again, I must mention that these spirits are usually  ‘mistaken’ to be dark  or evil, but are really just existing in a very low level  of spiritual awareness or are seriously unbalanced.  Many psychics who  are not experienced in dealing with spirits on these lower energy/spiritual  levels, may often times also mistake them, for being bad or evil…which is  simply not true.

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